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Graham’s Bright and Colorful Space


The bright and colorful nursery we created for our son, Graham.

Design Inspiration

It all started with a fabric hoop collage and a grey and yellow pillow! I knew I wanted to inject a lot of different colors into the space, so we chose a calming grey for the walls. Fabric hoops, a mobile, and rainbow-hued bunting became the colorful accents in the room.

Decorating Style

I really enjoy pieces with clean lines--nothing too fussy! I'm really drawn to (mid-century) modern designs and contemporary pieces. But on a budget.

Project Details


  • Wall color/ Benjamin Moore EcoSpec Egg Shell in Gray Horse 2140-50
  • Trim/ Benjamin Moore EcoSpec Semi-gloss in Pure White

Furniture and fixtures

  • Crib/ Amy Coe Westport Lifetime Crib
  • Dresser/changing table/ Ikea Malm 6-drawer dresser
  • Rocking chair/ hand-me down reupholstered in spoonflower fabric
  • Window seat/bookcase/ Ikea Expedit shelving unit
  • Window seat baskets/ Ikea Pjas basket
  • Lamp/ Ikea Hemma lamp base and yellow skirma shade
  • Ceiling fixture/ Ikea Knappa pendant lamp
  • Rug/ Ikea Havbro wool rug
  • Moose/ Ikea Ekorre rocking moose
  • Clock/ Baby Ben folding alarm clock
  • Round Bevel Mirror/ Target
  • Wooden Tray with glass lining/ Target
  • Hamper/ wedding present from Crate and Barrel (fitted with a cotton liner I made)
  • Roller shades/ Levolor room darkening roller shades
  • Fan/ purchased many years ago
  • Bird serving tray (on the green shelf)/ Ikea barbar tray
  • Ipod docking station/ memorex minimove



Favorite Items

For things we purchased, I love the crib and the moose rocker. As for DIY projects, the mobile and the cornices are my favorites.


I really made this space unique for our boy by designing special fabrics (used in the crib skirt, the frog, the chair, the pillows, and the fabric collage) on spoonflower. I'd encourage anyone to create something special for his or her child's room. It's so great to be able to make something specifically for your child...and to see him (or her) enjoy it!


Tuesday 19th of September 2017

HI. Super cute ottoman. Could you please repost the link? It seems to be directing to a different site. Thanks so much.

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Wednesday 18th of December 2013

[…] Have some embroidery hoops in your craft stash? Turn them into wall art in just a few simple steps! You could even make an embroidery hoop collage with different eco-friendly fabrics like this embroidery hoop collage from Project Nursery. […]


Sunday 16th of September 2012

Just wondering what you used to stuff your ottoman? I'm planning on making one for my nursery!

Kristen fetsch

Tuesday 29th of May 2012

Looks great what is the width of the crown molding?


Sunday 6th of May 2012

Hi there, Love the nursery. You are my inspiration! Any chance you could put the fabric for the cornices back up on Spoonflower? Thanks, Emily